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Weekly CFO Buys Highlight

March 04, 2013 | About:
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According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CFO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CFOs is illustrated in the chart below:



Crown Media Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CRWN): Executive Vice President and CFO Andrew Rooke Bought 25,000 Shares

Executive Vice President and CFO of Crown Media Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CRWN) Andrew Rooke bought 25,000 shares on 03/01/2013 at an average price of $1.93.

Crown Media Holdings was incorporated in the State of Delaware in December 1999. Crown Media Holdings Inc. has a market cap of $694.175 million; its shares were traded at around $1.93 with a P/E ratio of 6.435 and P/S ratio of 1.9841.

Feb. 22, 2013, Crown Media Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CRWN) today reported its operating results for the three months and year ended Dec. 31, 2012. For the fourth quarter of 2012 Crown Media reported revenue of $102.3 million, a 3% increase from $99.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Advertising revenue increased 2% to $83.1 million from $81.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 due to Hallmark Movie Channel audience growth. Subscriber fee revenue increased 7% to $19.1 million from $17.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 due to contractual rate increases. Crown Media reported revenue of $349.9 million for 2012, an 8% increase from $323.4 million for 2011. Advertising revenue increased 8% to$271.2 million during 2012 from $251.3 million during 2011. Subscriber fee revenue increased 9% to $78.0 million, from $71.7 million in the prior year.

Executive Vice President and CFO Andrew Rooke bought 25,000 shares of CRWN stock on 03/01/2013 at the average price of $1.93. Andrew Rooke owns at least 62,700 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0% since.

Swift Energy Company (NYSE:SFY): Executive Vice President and CFO Alton D. Heckaman Jr. Bought 10,000 Shares

Executive Vice President and CFO of Swift Energy Company (NYSE:SFY) Alton D. Heckaman Jr. bought 10,000 shares on 02/26/2013 at an average price of $13.1.

Swift Energy Company was founded in 1979. The company is engaged in developing, exploring, acquiring, and operating oil and natural gas properties, with a focus on oil and natural gas reserves in Texas as well as onshore and in the inland waters of Louisiana. Swift Energy Company has a market cap of $593.432 million; its shares were traded at around $13.8 with a P/E ratio of 28.7356 and P/S ratio of 1.063.

On Feb. 21, 2013, Swift Energy Company announced earnings from continuing operations of $11.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2012, or $0.26 per diluted share, a 46% decrease when compared to fourth quarter 2011 earnings from continuing operations of $20.7 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, and an increase of 259% when compared to earnings of $3.1 million in the third quarter of 2012. Adjusted cash flow (cash flow before working capital changes, a non-GAAP measure) for the fourth quarter of 2012 decreased 8% to $91.4 million, or $2.13 per diluted share, compared to $99.4 million, or $2.33 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter 2011, and increased 28% when compared to adjusted cash flow of $71.2 million, or $1.66 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2012.

Director Douglas J. Lanier bought 2,500 shares of SFY stock on 11/06/2012 at the average price of $15.84. Douglas J. Lanier owns at least 39,180 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 12.88% since.

For the complete list of stocks that were bought by their CFOs, go to: Insider Buys.



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